Sunday, November 9, 2014

A History of Men’s Suits

Men's Suits
Men's Suits
Men’s Suits may have changed and reinvented themselves many times over the years, but the suit is a traditional item of clothing that has been around for a very long time.

In England, King Charles the Second decreed in as far back as 1666 that men of society should wear long coats, waistcoats and cravats. He took inspiration from the Versailles Court and tried to emulate the effect in England. The common standard of dress for men became more neutral and less frivolous.

The 1800s saw men’s suits becoming more fitted and tailored, and neckties being used in place in place of cravats. Later on in this same century, during the Victorian era, morning suits were the norm for men’s suits. The dinner jacket was created and was used for formal events. It was modelled on the even more formal white tie jacket with tails. The dinner jacket found popularity the other side of the Atlantic and was called a tuxedo by the American public. In the US, tuxedos were worn for less formal affairs, with full white tie still being used for formal events.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Business suits can help you find success

Business suitsWhether you’re starting your first internship or getting ready for a promotion, having the right business suits can help you find success. 

Sadly, most of us were taught all of the wrong things when it comes to wearing a suit and looking our best.

We found ourselves at Joseph A Banks with our fathers, or even worse – the men’s warehouse. 

Their inhouse tailors did a good job of making us look better than what we were used to. Little did we know, though, that our alterations were handled by unskilled craftsmen.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Men’s Formal Wear Guide

Men’s formal wear can be tough to master. What’s the difference between things like white tie and black tie? How do you know when you should wear a cummerbund? How do you know what’s appropriate for your age? 

It’s a difficult thing to figure out, especially since most guys only wear their formal attire once or twice a year. Certainly, it adds up – most guys will don a tux about 100 times in their life. But how do you ever know what’s appropriate for any given occasion?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

How to Determine Fit in Custom Blazers and Trousers

Men's Blazer
One of the most important components of any custom wardrobe is establishing a proper fit. 

The fit of a garment helps to establish not only the quality of the garment as a whole, but your overall understanding of style and how to create a fabulous style persona. 

Proper fit does not just happen naturally, fit happens through a series of decisions designed to create the end result of a fabulous fit.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Custom Suit

custom suit
Custom Suit
One of the most important parts of the design process revolves around the selection of the fabric for your custom suit. 

Your fabric selection is the foundation of the entire garment. 

The quality of the fabric makes a statement about your overall style persona. The higher the fabric quality of the garment, the more stylish you will appear. 

People equate the quality of the fabric in the garment that you are wearing with your overall status in society. 

Your custom suit will be a symbol of status and prestige and must therefore have a fabric content that reflects that.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Exquisite Made to Measure Plus Size Clothing

Plus Size Clothing
Plus Size Clothing
Good fitting, quality plus size suits can be difficult to find, especially in places that sell entire suits rather than separate pieces.  

Studies have determined that there are at least seven different general body shapes for women, as opposed to the idea of an hourglass figure, which was the main presumption in creating women’s clothing.  

Off the peg items fail to take into account the differences and size and shape, and use generic blueprints with an assumption that all proportions will be larger.

This is often not the case, and generally merely creates clothing for a larger hourglass form, which can leave people with ill-fitting clothes, which in turn can have a detrimental impact on confidence and self esteem.  Curves can also be attributed to the modern day practices of surgery and implants, meaning that shapes are artificially altered and definitely will not therefore conform to a supposed ideal model.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

You Need a Custom Tuxedo

Custom Tuxedo
Custom Tuxedo
Most men won’t ever consider ordering a custom tuxedo an important task. They’re satisfied with stopping by the local rental shop, picking something off the peg, and having the tailor temporarily alter it to their measurements.

It will look alright, and it will definitely garnish some compliments at the wedding. But as refined gentlemen, you’re not fishing for compliments. You don’t dress your best so that others will bolster your ego.

You dress as well as possible because you understand that your appearance tells the world who you are.

You also know that it’s the finer details that make the difference. So doesn’t it make sense to have a custom tuxedo, with flawless fit and perfect details for your special event?